Currently Accepting Resumes for:

POSITION TITLE:   Executive Director

REPORTS TO:           Board of Directors
SCHEDULE:               Full Time; Exempt


Children’s Advocacy Centers provide comprehensive services to child victims of abuse and their non-offending caregivers utilizing a collaborative, multidisciplinary team approach. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and delivering services to ensure child abuse victims receive vital support for their present safety and future well-being. The Executive Director assures the CAC’s financial security, implements policies adopted by the Board of Directors, and administers the agency in accordance with its stated mission and goals. The Executive Director provides the staff and multidisciplinary team (MDT) with the support, direction, and motivation they need to protect children. In addition, the Executive Director plans, implements, and coordinates new programs and initiatives, manages the center’s budget, and supervises all staff and volunteers. Evening and weekend hours may be required as necessary.


Assist the Board with defining, then implementing the strategic direction of the CAC consistent with its vision and mission;
Coordinate and direct all day-to-day administrative operations of the center;
Monitor caseloads and delivery of services to ensure the best results for children and families;
Develop and recommend policies, procedures, and protocols to the Board for effective operations;
Ensure compliance with applicable program and employment guidelines, protocols, laws, regulations, and standards;

Cultivate, maintain, and strengthen partnerships and cooperation among agencies, community leaders, educators, and other service organizations;
Identify and address evolving staff and multidisciplinary team (MDT) functioning, effectiveness, training, and resource needs;
Ensure facility is adequate, safe, and comfortable for clients, staff, team members, and volunteers;
Recruit, hire, supervise, evaluate, and terminate (when necessary) all personnel;
Serve as the primary spokesperson and actively promote the CAC’s purpose and programs to the public;
Implement education and training programs regarding child abuse recognition, prevention, and reporting;
Represent the CAC at appropriate social service networking coalitions or community outreach events;  
Identify and recommend financial needs and potential resources to the Board;
Develop annual budget;
Assist the Board with planning and implementing special events and fundraising activities;
Develop new and maintain existing sources of revenue including endowments, donations, and grants;
Direct the center’s financial operations to maintain solvency, appropriate utilization of funds, and effective internal control;
Coordinate Board meetings and provide assistance with new member recruitment, training, and retention;
Respond to subpoenas and prepare for court testimony if required;
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or higher preferred) in social work, child development, management, or related field plus 5 years’ management experience. Prior experience in a CAC setting or other child-serving organization highly desirable. The Executive Director must be a compelling, strategic leader with excellent operational, facilitation, and organizational skills. Ability to effectively motivate others, overcome challenges, inspire cooperation among diverse agencies, and achieve results in the best interests of children and families. Grant or contract management and fundraising experience required. Must be committed to working with diverse populations and embracing other cultures. Clear criminal and DFPS background check required.